MM trends, created in 1998 by textile designer Marie-Louise Rosholm, is an international, dynamic and ever evolving collective of creative people possessing different skills: fashion and textile designers, interior architects, art craft persons, illustrators, photographers, trend consultants, and colour experts. They predict color and textile trends for both fashion and home industries, and create luscious visuals to inspire designers. Here’s their quite heady interior color trend forecast, “Dissolving Boundaries” for the year 2014.
Today is brought to you by Joe of Monster Gallery, a self-described “one man sweat shop” based in Singapore. He’s carved out a niche in the world of retro-inspired prints with a pop culture flavor. His re-imagining of movie posters in a mid-century minimalist style are pretty darn awesome. The prints come in a number of different sizes (4×6, 12×16, 16×22) and range in price from $8 – $32 USD. (Or, for $99 bucks, you can get a set of 35 4×6 prints!) Click on any image to visit his shop.
I needed something uplifting today, in a comforting, familiar kinda way. Takes me back to – well, I won’t say exactly – but to the day’s of stress-free work environments, where punching a clock meant you couldn’t take it with you. Off to NYC tomorrow where I hope to find a good dose of rejuvenation… Uncertain Smile by The The from the album Soul Mining, 2013. (It starts real, real quiet – give it a few seconds to get going, k?)
By this time of year, I usually have my garden well underway. Let’s be clear – I don’t mean fruits and veggies, here. My city lot is surrounded by tall, mature trees that prevent only about a dappling of sunlight to get through to most areas of my backyard. But this year’s ridiculously expanded winter (yes, I know; I’ll be done with the subject – I’m as bored of talking about it as you are reading about it) has set me back a bit, so I’m only now scratching the surface in terms of proper dirt digging and plant potting. So, what do gardeners do whilst there’s a snowstorm in May? We shop! Here are some fun things I found that might entice the gardener in you too. (As always, click to shop!)
As you’ve come to know, I’m a fool for pottery. Especially simple pieces that exude modern elegance, yet retain a subtle sense of play. Enter Julia Paul Pottery, a studio based in the mountains of Virginia. Her works are wheel-thrown and influenced by the local landscape; she even includes a reference photo on her website of the inspirational imagery. I’m including those dreamy photos along with the corresponding pieces today; oh, it’s so lovely! (As always, click to shop!)
In honor of mother’s day – and extraordinary moms everywhere – I wanted to share this lovely video. Commissioned by the folks at Thanksfa, the filmmakers went around New York City asking real people on the street to say thank you to their mothers. The results are a smile-inducing montage of heartfelt gratitudes that many of us can relate to profoundly. Thank you, mom, for EVERYTHING! Love, love.
From Design Options, a terrific CA-based color forecasting company: a preview of upcoming Kids fashion color trends for the Fall / Winter 2013–2014 seasons. Their outlook includes six distinct trends: Back to Basics, Girls’s Club, Let There Be Bright, Classic Cool, Three’s Company and Hidden Treasures.
Images courtesy of WeConnectFashion, an awesome company that helps fashion companies succeed through business networking, market research & fashion industry know-how.
I’ve come to believe a trip to the local farmer’s market for a garden-ready annuals is among the best tactics for mother’s day gift giving. In an ideal world, you’d pick out a great ceramic pot too, and plant it full of colorful flowers mom can enjoy outdoors all summer long.
Not feeling that ambitious? A hanging basket then.
If you remain unconvinced that container gardens will float your mama’s boat, here are a few giftable suggestions that just might delight… (As always, click to shop!)
I can’t imagine being separated by distance from my mom (luckily for me, we only live about a mile apart). But if I was, I’d be licking a stamp to send off one of these fab finds to wish her a very happy Mother’s Day! (As always, click to shop!)